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“I just learned of Kori's passing today...I am so sorry and You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Kelli Johnson Waugh - Woodhull, IL

“Lisa, Danielle and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Kori's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Dawn Coon - Rock Island, IL

“LISA-I wanted to give you my condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Carrie McBride - Rock Island, IL

“Leave a condolence or a memory?May your memories bring you solace in this time grief, with our deepest condolenses, Ben Teran and Ana Rodriguez. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Ben Teran - Phelan, CA - family

“Bill, Chad, and Kris: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow. May your faith in God and his promise of eternal life be...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Carl and Sandy Clark

“We would like to express our sincere condolences to Chad and his entire family at this sad time. Your in our thoughts and prayers ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Penny,Tim &Taylor - San Diego, CA

“Diana.Kris and family.......so deeply saddened by your loss......Kori was a flowergirl in my wedding......blonde, blue eyed, and oh those freckles......Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Robin Paxton - Moline, IL

“Dear Diane and Family, We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Kori. We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and all...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Maria (Alejo) Puchalski - Greeley, CO

“I am so sad to hear of the loss of my childhood friend. I will always remember your beaming smile and your witty charm. RIP Kori! You will truly be...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Jill DeGraeve-Cruse - IL

“Lisa, I am sorry to hear about your loss. Kori was such fun loving person, that I just got to know recently. I wish I could be there for you. May...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Maureen Dowling - Rock Island, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Im sorry for your loss . May peace be with you all . John 17 :1-3 ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Good - Omaha, NE

“I will miss Kori's friendly smile every morning. My deepest sympathy for her family. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Emil Anthony - rock island, IL

“Diane, we are so so sorry. There are just no words. Wanted you to know, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I remember a little freckeled face...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Chuck and Theresa Holzman - IL

“Thank you I loved working with her your family is in my prays God bless you Lisa keep your head up God and kori both are looking down on you. No that...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Zeneta jones - Bettendorf, IA

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15 of 21 | Posted by: Zeneta jones - Bettendorf, IA

“There are no words that can be said to ease the pain and sorrow that Lisa and Kori's entire family are feeling. I worked with Kori for over three...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Judi Harden Anthony - rock island, IL

“So sorry for your loss Diana. In your time of sorrow, may God sustain and comfort you. With deepest sympathy. Linda ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Sandberg Brock - Inverness, FL

“Wishing I knew how to comfort this family today... all I have is thoughts and prayers. I am thinking about your family and praying God comforts them...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Susan and Albert Martin - Racine, WI

“Our sincerest sympathy to all the family. God be with all of you during this time of sorrow. Dave and Sharon Frank ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Dave and Sharon Frank - Geneseo, IL

“Difficult to find the words to say at a time like this to express how sorry we are for your loss. We pray that God can see you through and give you...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Dale and Stephanie Frank - IL

“Our hearts are filled with sorrow and our prayers to all the Kotis loved ones and family. Buck has so many great memories growing up with Kori and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Buck and cindy Spradling - IL


Kori A. Kelley, 45, of East Moline, died on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 302 11th Street, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to her Grandson, David's education fund.

Kori was born on November 23, 1966 in Moline to William & Diana Soots Watson. She married Lisa Kelley on September 1, 2011 in Rock Island, Illinois.

Kori was currently employed as a Nurse with Rock Island Nursing and Rehab. She enjoyed crafts and truly enjoyed fishing anywhere she could. Kori was an avid Illini fan but above all her love was her dogs and spending time with her grandson, David.

Survivors include
Spouse Lisa East Moline, IL
Mother & Step Father Diana (Leo) Fetterer Carbon Cliff, IL
Father & Step Mother William (Debbie) Watson Lisbon, IA
Sons Nicholas (Bonnie) South Wisconsin
William Andrew South Alabama
Grandson David Allen South
Sister Kristina Frank Erie, IL
Brother Chad (Bernadette) Watson San Diego, CA
3 Beloved Dogs Dakoda, Shadow and Kadi

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.